North London awaits: its architecture, museums, monuments and more!

Fascinating museums, shopping and popular sights from Emirates Stadium to Finsbury Park—explore North London, a metropolitan destination also known for its theatres.

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Museums, Theatres and Culture

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Where to stay in North London

London City Centre
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London City Centre

Theatres, Museums, Urban

Trafalgar Square and National Gallery are a few top attractions in London City Centre. Hop around the city on the metro at Charing Cross Underground Station or Leicester Square Underground Station and check out the area's fascinating museums, stunning river views and acclaimed art galleries.

Central London
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Central London

Urban, Architecture, Theatres

Known for its fascinating museums, stunning river views and acclaimed art galleries, there's plenty to explore in Central London. Top attractions like Piccadilly Circus and Her Majesty's Theatre are major draws. Catch the metro at Piccadilly Circus Underground Station or Green Park Underground Station to see more of the city.

Kensington
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Kensington

Museums, Historical Buildings, Architecture

Relax in the stunning park with a view of the palace, explore the upscale high street and visit the galleries and museums of this affluent neighborhood.

Covent Garden
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Covent Garden

Gardens, Theatres, Urban

The great bars and picturesque gardens are just a few popular features of the neighbourhood. Make a stop by Royal Opera House or Covent Garden Market while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Covent Garden Underground Station to get around town.

Kings Cross St. Pancras
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Kings Cross St. Pancras

Architecture, Urban, Museums

See cultural exhibits, relax in the Champagne bar and visit Platform 9 and 3/4 in this international hub that connects London to mainland Europe.

Paddington
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Paddington

Architecture, Urban, Shopping

Explore the lovely canals and intriguing architecture of this historic neighborhood made famous by a fictional bear from Peru.

Top hotels in North London

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Point A Kensington Olympia
3.5 out of 5
42-48 West Cromwell Road, London, England
£65/night
22 Sep-23 Sep
4/5Very Good! (42 reviews)

Located in Kensington, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Kensington High Street, Natural History Museum and Kensington Gardens. Kensington Palace and Victoria ...

4/5Very Good! (42 reviews)

"For a new hotel the staff were very good still learning, but good. They explained everything and asked if we had any questions."…"

Reviewed on 20 Aug 2019

Point A Kensington Olympia
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BLOC Hotel Gatwick
3 out of 5
£91/night
29 Aug-30 Aug
4.2/5Excellent! (6,656 reviews)

Situated in Gatwick, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Manor Royal Business Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Crawley Town Hall and County Mall Shopping Centre. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (6,656 reviews)

"Small but everything that you need. Ideal location."…"

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2019

BLOC Hotel Gatwick
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The Tower Hotel
4 out of 5
St Katharine's Way, London, England
£89/night
26 Aug-27 Aug
4.3/5Excellent! (3,841 reviews)

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Tower Bridge, Tower of London and HMS Belfast. Tower Gateway Station is 6 minutes by ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,841 reviews)

"Great Locations near the Tower Bridge and alot of nice restaurants around."…"

Reviewed on 21 Aug 2019

The Tower Hotel

Popular things to do in North London

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace

Britain’s most famous home, the luxurious personal residence and workplace of Queen Elizabeth II, is open to all.

Big Ben
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Big Ben

One of London’s most resounding landmarks is a treasured emblem of England.

Tower of London
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Tower of London

One of the world’s most well-preserved medieval castles, this historic building is known for its fascinating and gruesome history.

St. Paul's Cathedral
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St. Paul's Cathedral

Visit this cathedral to learn about the history behind London’s most iconic church and its Baroque dome that overlooks the city.

Hyde Park
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Hyde Park

Once the private hunting grounds of a king, London's most famous park is today a place where everyone can enjoy gardens, monuments and music performances. 

The British Museum
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The British Museum

Originally created as a “cabinet of curiosities,” Britain’s oldest museum has grown into a treasure house of humanity’s greatest achievements.

Top activities in North London

Tower of London Tickets with Beefeater Tour & Crown Jewels
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Tower of London Tickets with Beefeater Tour & Crown Jewels

£9

Get a firsthand look at more than 1,000 years of British royal history with a visit to the storied castle grounds at the Tower of London. Marvel at the glittering Crown Jewels and coronation regalia of monarchs past, and roam the ramparts with the famous Beefeaters who still protect the tower.

The London Eye Experience Tickets
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The London Eye Experience Tickets

£25

Fly high above the slow-moving waters of the Thames for a bird's-eye vantage point over London's historical landmarks and modern architecture. Take in far-reaching views of St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London on this relaxed revolution over the British metropolis.

London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

£30

Zip around London town like a local on one of the city's iconic double-decker buses. Hop off to explore the city's historic sights and iconic architecture on foot, and glide down the River Thames on a sightseeing cruise to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the English capital.

Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Lacock & Bath Full-Day Tour with Lunch
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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, Lacock & Bath Full-Day Tour with Lunch

£95

Venture outside of London to soak up the history and culture beyond the city limits. Step onto the royal grounds of Windsor Castle early in the morning to avoid the crowds, ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge, and roam the UNESCO-listed stone streets of Bath after lunch in traditional English pub.

Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour
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Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour

£98

The world of Harry Potter awaits. Explore the extravagant sets and props that helped bring the magic to life in the Warner Bros. films at the studio where Hogwarts and Diagon Alley were created for the big screen.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

£81

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour is an absolute must for fans of the Harry Potter series of books and films. Go behind the scenes to discover the secrets behind the filming of all 8 films as you explore the actual sets used to film scenes in Hogwarts, Diagon Alley, and Privet Drive—to name but a few.

Read travel guides and advice on visiting North London

Traditional afternoon tea in London on a budget
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Traditional afternoon tea in London on a budget

Indulging in a traditional English tea for less

Chocolate tasting in London
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Chocolate tasting in London

Enjoying some of the world’s best treats all in one afternoon

American football in London
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American football in London

Experiencing the 'razzmatazz' of the NFL International Series in England